Washington's journey of a lifetime

Washington could have done what the majority of teams heading out of the country are doing: Practice at home for 10 days, then go on a foreign excursion with a few exhibition games and return home an improved team.

But UW coach Lorenzo Romar didn't want to miss a potential once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him, his team and senior Aziz N'Diaye.

So Romar raised the price of the trip (a number that he didn't offer up) to include a trip to N'Diaye's home country of Senegal from Sept. 5-8, after the Huskies compete and sightsee in Spain, France and Monaco, Aug. 25-Sept. 4.

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